All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
If you get a Linux web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just several clicks. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click once again and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the exact same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is truly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed straight away and you will be able to initiate the transfer without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.